A gunman who stormed into a suburban post office and took two employees hostage surrendered Wednesday, shortly after giving up the hostages in exchange for a six-pack of soda.

“We can resolve this thing without anybody getting hurt,” one negotiator shouted to the gunman through a bullhorn. “Let everybody go and let’s just get this resolved.”
After about three hours of negotiations, the gunman released the hostages after officers delivered a six-pack of Dr Pepper to him, using a long stick to pass the soda through a door.
Soon afterward the man, shirtless and wearing long shorts, walked out with his arms raised and surrendered to officers, who led him to a patrol car.


For David Horton, a kiss was much more than just a kiss.
It was his ticket back to jail.
Horton, 24, attended a Reds game May 7 with his girlfriend, even though he knew authorities were looking for him because he had failed to show up in court to answer a drug-related charge.
Police had been unable to find him — until the couple turned up on the “Kiss Cam” at the Reds game.
In 1999, Horton was convicted of felonious assault for stabbing two men. He was given a four-year prison sentence and served 2


A pretty whacked out guy.

Halder’s anger centered on university employee Shawn Miller, a school computer-lab assistant Halder believed had hacked his site, thereby destroying his life. He pursued Miller, whom he described as an evil man, through the civil courts and in numerous complaints to the university president, the campus police, the Mayor of Cleveland, the FBI and even the US House and Senate Judiciary Committees, but his pleas for justice were ignored at each turn.
“The end result of all of these outright evil actions will be that society will end up paying a severe price,” Halder had warned in one such communique. . . .
Halder . . . believed he possessed the secrets to peace and prosperity for all mankind and graciously shared these nuggets of wisdom via his Web site — until someone deleted its entire contents from his computer.
“I try to solve mankind’s problems through the Internet,” Halder explained in a court deposition against Miller. “In a few seconds, the evil man wiped out everything that it took my lifetime to create,” he later whinged in an e-mail to school officials. . . .
–From Volokh/The Register